Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

Making crates for an exhibition

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A week ago I made two crates to transport my exhibition to BiH. Maybe I didn’t mention in my CV, that I did carpentry secondary school before I went to study photography? Well, I decided to do crates for my exhibition, because my pictures are glued to aluminum and without a frame. I was surprised how easy it is to make a crate, but I must ad that my father helped me with his gadgets and his organization know how. I did a mistake with making of a lid of a crate, but nevertheless it does seal and protect as it should.

Concerning the making of the crates, I bought panels at Hoby trgovina and they cut panel on the exact measures and I bought sticks for frame (kotne letve) in Merkur. Material for both cases dimensions 80 x 56 x 60 cm was 70 EUR. Avoid nails and use screws + do glue the sides together. Glue will hold the crate together, not screws. I suggest to make a groove (utor) for a screw, so the cap of the screw will not stick out and scratch everything that it touches. I remember how many pictures I ruined during transport because of bad protection.


Written by Borut Peterlin

19 October, 2008 at 21:56

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  1. Don’t worry, she is safe on my parents attic. She is waiting for you šŸ™‚

    Igor Motl

    20 October, 2008 at 22:57

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    Dallas Shipping Crates

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